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Month: December 2009

Craughwell Sports Day Results

Craughwell Sports Day Results

"Huh – What Craughwell Sports day?" you might well ask. Well this one is from the tribune archives in 1967. Just popping it up here in case some members happen to have taken part on that day. Some interesting results like: Andy Talbot in the Under-16 800m Brian Geraghty in the Mile Gerry Ryan's dad in the 3 mile race (talent in the blood)     Click read more to see the results and add a comment if you have…

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Craughwell 10 Blog: Developing a training plan Part 1

Craughwell 10 Blog: Developing a training plan Part 1

what time did I do? Ten miles – a nice round number – as the famous Ballycotton motto has it "a classic distance".  It think it's a fascinating distance and I'm delighted that it was chosen for our club race. Call me old fashioned but when someone talks distance to me I still think in terms of miles.  I like metric as well as the next man, but I usually convert my minutes per kilometer into minutes per mile to…

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Good Luck Laura in Santry!

Good Luck Laura in Santry!

We at Craughwell AC would like to extend the very best of wishes to Loughrea's Laura Shaughnessy who has achieved the dream of competing at the very highest level of european competition this weekend in Santry.  It is fantastic to see the county represented at this prestigious European Junior Cross Country, and a number of us in the club will be travelling up to support.  Best of luck Laura!

Craughwell AC Entries to the Fields of Athenry 2009

Craughwell AC Entries to the Fields of Athenry 2009

    If all who have entered the by now most popular 10k in the county show up on the day we will surely broken all previous club records for any one senior event.  We have no less than 86 entrants this year. Many of the listed people will never have run this course before. If you would like to do a trial run this Saturday morning a few of us plan to jog the course. Please let me know in…

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Brighter day for seniors in Coleraine

Brighter day for seniors in Coleraine

Obviously as shown below the Juvenille events had more than their fair share of hiccups.  However at the same time Galway managed to get a senior team up to the event, blissfully unaware of the hooha surrounding our juvenille athletes all day.  The Galway team was very Craughwell heavy with us making up 6 of the 9 athletes.  Credit to Peter for nagging us all into submission so that we made the effort.  The team was completed by Brian of…

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Coleraine Calamity!

Coleraine Calamity!

Craughwell’s athletes made the 5 hour journey to Coleraine for the National finals of the uneven juvenile age groups and the senior novice cross country. Some travelled the night before, making a family weekend of it. Some spent 10 hours on the road today to and from the event. All were utterly disappointed at a very poorly organised event. I wouldn’t normally be critical of event organisation as everyone does their best – but this seems to have been a…

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Craughwell 10 Mile Road Race

Craughwell 10 Mile Road Race

  FINALLY we are going to have a club race.  This will be the 6th club race (that I know of) in Galway – along with the Streets of Galway (GCH) 8k, Claregalway 10k, Tuam 8k, Loughrea 5 miler and fields of Athenry 10k.  We will add more details shortly but suffice it to say that it will be a no-nonsense, good race.  Don't let me keep you – head on over to RunIreland to submit your entry.  When: Sunday,…

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